Barwell Motorsport on a charge at the Hankook 24H BARCELONA
News | November 21, 2019
BARCELONA (31 August, 2019) – The Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo (#77, Adrian Amstutz / Leonid Machitski / Patrick Kujala / Dennis Lind) currently leads the 2019 Hankook 24H BARCELONA, albeit by just 9.2 secods over the Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#91, Daniel Allemann / Ralf Bohn / Robert Renauer / Sven Müller)
 


A6-PRO
So far, 124 laps of the 4.655km Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya have been completed during the opening four hours, 86 of which were led by the British-based Lamborghini, which yesterday qualified on pole position.
 
Behind the top two, the Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiří Písařík / Josef Kral / Matteo Malucelli) holds the final overall spot and an, at present, all-A6-Pro podium. The Czech-based team has won all four rounds of this year’s 24H SERIES Europe, and is looking to secure the overall championship this weekend.
 
A6-AM
An early contender for outright victory, the Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#93, Edward Lewis Brauner / Stefan Aust / Klaus Bachler / Vincent Kolb / Zeljko Drmic) now leads the A6-Am category, and runs 6th on the road behind the GPX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R (#24, Jean-Pierre Valentini / Benjamin Goethe / Stuart Hall / Nicky Pastorelli / Jordan Grogor / Jean-Pierre Valentini) and the Wochenspiegel Team Monschau Ferrari 488 GT3 (#22, Georg Weiss / Leonard Weiss / Jochen Krumbach / Hendrik Still).
 
Currently running 7th and 8th overall respectively, the Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS (#34, Johannes Dr. Kirchhoff / Max Edelhoff / Gustav Edelhoff / Elmar Grimm / Ingo Vogler) and the Hofor-Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#10, Michael Kroll / Alexander Prinz / Kenneth Heyer / Christiaan Frankenhout / Wim Spinoy) thus far round out the A6-Am top three.
 
SPX
In SPX, the True Racing KTM GTX (#216, Johannes Stuck / Ferdinand Stuck / Laura Kraihamer / Sehdi Sarmini) continues to lead after a bold overtaking manoeuvre in the opening stages of the race. With problems befalling the pole sitting Vortex V8 Vortex 1.0 (#701, Stephane Cottrell / Philippe Gruau / Nicolas Nobs / Francesc Gutierrez Agüi), the second True Racing KTM (#217, Hubert Trunkenpolz / Klaus Angerhofer / Gerald Kiska / Sehdi Sarmini / Artur Chwist) now lies 2nd, while the early leading Team Clickvers.de Porsche 991 Cup MR (#769, Robin Chrzanowski / Kersten Jodexnis / Stefan Berger / Maximilian Koch) has slipped back to 3rd.

Porsche 991 Cup Cars
The Raceunion by MRS GT-Racing Porsche 991-II Cup (#980, Alex Autumn / Andreas Gülden / Raulino Kreis Jr. / Hendrik Von Dannwitz / Jukka Honkavuori) currently leads a very tight battle for 991-class honours, the German team lapping less than five second ahead of the Team Webheads Porsche 991-I Cup (#902, Andreas Riedl / Joachim Bölting / JM Littman / Tom Dillmann). A clutch problem meanwhile meant 991-class 24H SERIES Europe championship leader Porsche Lorient Racing (#911, Jean-François Demorge / Mathieu Pontais / Pascal Gibon / Frédéric Ancel) had to be pushed off the grid before the first formation lap had even been completed. The sister Porsche 991-II Cup (#912, Ludovic Loeul / Antoine Ettienne / Hervé Tremblaye / Lionel Amrouche) now lies 3rd in-class. 
 
GT4
In contrast to its sister entry in the 991 class that suffered a collision on the opening lap, the Orchid Racing Team Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS MR (#415, Alexandre Mottet / Laurent Misbach / Emmanuel Bello / Massimo Salamanca) leads the GT4 category, just ahead of the Sorg Rennsport BMW M4 GT4 (#451, Olaf Meyer / Björn Simon / Simon Tibbett / Stephan Epp / Torsten Kratz). Bizarrely, both contenders for the GT4-class 24H SERIES Europe championship contenders – the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 (#50, Martin Kroll / Michael Fischer / Michael Schrey / Thomas Jäger / Michael Bonk) and the PROsport Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 (#1, Rodrigue Gillion / Nico Verdonck / Jon Aizpurua / Nicholas Silva) – have each lost more than 1.5hrs in the garage with suspension damage and overheating issues respectively. The latter still holds 3rd in-class.
 
Ironically, despite the opening stages of the race being characterised by glorious sunshine, rain is now expected to interrupt the 2019 Hankook 24H BARCELONA within the next hour.